A photo of Amy F. Bailes.

Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health


My Biography & Research


Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD, PCS, is a clinician researcher in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. She has 30+ years of pediatric experience and has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a pediatric clinical specialist since 1993. She is on the leadership team of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, which is a multi-center, multi-discipline collaboration among patients, families, and clinicians to foster high quality, high impact clinical research and quality improvement for treatments in CP.

Clinical Interests

Developmental disabilities; cerebral palsy

Research Interests

Cerebral palsy; dosing; service utilization

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health


Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy, Reproductive Sciences

My Locations

My Education

BS: Physical Therapy, Indiana University, 1985.

MS: Pediatric Physical Therapy Science, Boston University, 1990.

PhD: Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 2014.

Specialist Certification: American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Clinical Specialist, 1993 to present.

My Publications

Bailes AF, Gannotti M, Fenchel M. Using the electronic medical record to study the association of child and environmental characteristics on the type of physical therapy services delivered to individuals with cerebral palsy. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017.

Bailes AF, Caldwell C, Clay M, Tremper M, Dunning K, Long J. Participation and community-based walking activity after neuroprosthesis use in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach. 2017;10(2):71-79.

Bailes AF, Caldwell C, Clay M, Tremper M, Dunning K, Long J. An exploratory study of gait and functional outcomes after neuroprosthesis use in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Disability and rehabilitation. 2016;1-9.

Bailes AF. The right ingredients in suit therapy? Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016;58:321-31.

Gannotti M, Law M, Bailes A, O’Neil M, Williams U, DiRezze B. Comparative effectiveness research and children with cerebral palsy: identifying a conceptual framework and specifying measures. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2016 28:58-69.

Bailes AF, Succop P. Factors Associated with Physical Therapy Services Received for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy in a Pediatric Outpatient Medical Setting. Physical Therapy. 2012;92:1411-1418.

Bailes AF, Greve K, Burch CK, Reder R, Lin L, Huth MM. The effect of suit wear during an intensive therapy program in children with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011;23(2):136-42.

Bailes AF, Greve K, Schmitt LC. Changes in two children with cerebral palsy after intensive suit therapy: a case report. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2010;22(1):76-85.

Bailes AF, Reder, R, Burch C. Development of Guidelines for Determining Frequency of Therapy Services in a Pediatric Medical Setting. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2008; 20(2):194-8.

Feldman AB, Haley SM, Coryell J. Concurrent and Construct Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory. Physical Therapy. 1990; 70:602-610.